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Hotel des Balances

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  • Excellent68%
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the river”(294 reviews)
“old town”(167 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

The hotel is in a fabulous location,with incredible views, close to the train station, in walking distance of everything. We especially enjoyed the restaurant with dreamy terrace dining. Breakfast was super and we enjoyed our first night dinner so much, that I went back the...More

1  Thank Webster37
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is one of the more expensive hotels that we have stayed at in Europe. The location is exceptional for access to nightlife, views, proximity to rail station, common areas of the hotel were very good...those are all great attributes. The room itself was underwhelming...More

1  Thank jpminspired
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This is a beautiful old hotel which has been completely redone for luxury and comfort. The setting of the Hotel is right on the river which looks out to the lake. Luzern is a larger Swiss city with the feeling of being in a smaller...More

Thank msauter28
Reviewed 28 August 2015

We were in Luzern for three days and wanted to stay centrally. Hotel des balances is very central with a terrace overlooking the chapel bridge. We stayed in the cheaper rooms overlooking the old town- small but very comfortable. The breakfast buffet was fantastic. One...More

Thank Emma R
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Our family of five had two rooms here with balcony views of the river. The rooms were very well appointed (thank you for the fan in each room's closet that allowed us to be comfortable during the heat wave!) and the hotel service was exquisite....More

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Dry Cleaning
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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US$ 212 - US$ 500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Lucerne
#5 Business Hotel in Lucerne
#7 Romantic Hotel in Lucerne
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$ 212 - US$ 500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Lucerne
#5 Business Hotel in Lucerne
#7 Romantic Hotel in Lucerne
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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wcsox05
17 January 2018|
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Response from gmeak | Reviewed this property |
The rooms are not air conditioned, but generally have huge windows and/or French doors , all of which have automatic screens. The buttons next to the bed operate the screens. They were SO fun to discover and play with. As... More
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Yin74
27 May 2017|
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Response from traceyb20 | Reviewed this property |
It's a 5 minute easy walk, maybe 10 at most if you walk slowly and have luggage
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Erika S
2 May 2017|
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Response from Balances | Property representative |
Dear Mrs Erika Thank you very much for your kind message. Exactly the train ticket is valid for the whole day so you can hop on on any train. Best regards
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"River view"
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"Go with the river view"
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"401 - city view but has big doors that open almost like a balcony"
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